Don’t you love it when you finally feel summer in your bones? It’s arrived! And it’s time to pull out my swimwear, shake out my beach bag, stock up on sunscreen, and fake tan my entire pasty-white body. Summer’s a time for rising earlier, eating lighter, and generally feeling brighter. So, how can we maximize our gorgeousness this summer? I came up with 6 (had to reign myself in here), gorgeously green summer beauty and wellness tips.
DIY infused alkaline water: Instead of paying around the region of $5,000 for one of those alkaline water machines, or a $2, single-use, plastic bottle of the stuff, make your own alkaline water by adding 1/2 tsp of baking soda to 2 cups of filtered water. Boost it up by adding 1/4 tsp of liquid chlorophyll (turns it jade green), a dropper of liquid stevia, and then cram your mason jar or water bottle full of fresh mint and sliced lemon, orange, and cucumber. I love to use the Simply Straws Mason Jar with it’s glass straw. Done and done.
Multi Gummy Vitamins: When you and your family are out and about, especially if you are traveling, it’s hard to keep up with the multitude of vitamins that you might have stashed in your kitchen cabinets. Why not snag some Natrol Gummies? The women’s and men’s gummies are little vitamin-packed nuggets, which are seriously so good (according to my husband and daughter), and they are good for you…really good for you. A multi-vitamin is a great insurance policy, especially when you’re traveling. These guys are made with organic ingredients, non-GMO, and gelatin-free. They contain zero artificial colors, preservatives, flavors, or sweeteners. They are made with 26 fresh fruits and veggies. Just 3 gummies a day will do the trick, and then you’ll have to clamp the jar shut so little fingers don’t creep in and take more than their fair share – just warning! Check out the full line below:
Fake Bake: You don’t need me to tell you that skin cancer aside, sunbathing isn’t going to do you any favors in the aging department. I love the sun on my skin, and the only way that I can stay out of it is to achieve a gorgeous glow before I even venture out. I’m going to recommend two products here. I love Suntegrity’s 5-in-1 Natural Self Tanner for everyday. It serves as a nourishing skin treat while giving you a really pretty tan. I also love Vita Liberata Body Blur for smoothing out skin perfections when you want that serious “red carpet” air-brushed look.
Sunscreen: Obviously you want to load up on non-toxic mineral sunscreen. These days, I’m all about Colorscience – Their line is seriously innovative, and feature some very cool products. For general, out-in-the-sun coverage, I’m reaching for their Daily UV Protector SPF 30 Whipped Mineral Sunscreen. If I’m looking to protect my face a little more (which I definitely am), I’m all about the Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50 (SPF 50 is PLENTY for your face). But, I have to admit, my favorite in their line is the Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50. This brush-on, powder protection is amazing – You’ll find it in my car, in my purse, in my bathroom, in my kitchen … I love how easy it is to apply, the matte texture and the sheer convenience.
Give yourself a facial massage with a gem stone roller by Skin Gym. I love the rose quartz roller. Here’s what you do: pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to using. Add a few drops of serum to it, and gently roll across all your facial muscles to help them release, and to push the serum into your skin. I love using Dr. Hauschka’s Clarifying Day Oil during the summer months. It moisturizes, soothes, and helps prevent breakouts.
Hair Care in the sun: If you want to see miraculous results in terms of soft, lustrous hair (especially in the summer when you’re in and out of the water and sun), I recommend grabbing yourself the EvolvH Healthy Care Trio. This little kit is also perfect for travel.
This post is sponsored by our friends from Natrol, all opinions are my own.